Thursday, October 12, 2017

Dinner at Stewart's in Wildwood, NJ

Because my brother and sister-in-law spent many years working at Stewart's in Upstate NY, when we saw a Stewart's restaurant on the boardwalk in Wildwood we of course had to eat there.  They had a large outdoor seating area on the beach, so we decided to sit there and enjoy the beautiful view.  The food was fine, again, a lot of friedness and not so healthy options but delicious for vacay.  I also had my first root beer float (or a taste of it) and confirmed that I do not like root beer haha. Even when topped w/vanilla ice cream.
Root Beer Float

Cheesesteak and fries, which were both actually really good

My chicken parm was ehhh.  The chicken was so overcooked I thought it was undercooked.  Confusing I know but the texture was so rubbery it didn't feel cooked. I still ate it though and lived 

Dinner at the Rusty Nail in Wildwood, NJ

We were walking by the boardwalk in Wildwood and decided to go into the Rusty Nail because they had both happy hour with Orange Crush, as well as kids' events.  Fun for everyone.  The orange crush was a bit of a disappointment but the food otherwise was fine, and they had face painting and balloons and karaoke for the kids.  Not too expensive and kept the kiddos distracted.
Loaded Fries - topped with cheddar, crumbled bacon, fries, crab meat and scallions

Baja Fish Tacos.  Okay.  Certainly not the best fish tacos Dan or I have had.  The jalapeno was confusing

My blue cheese burger

Kid size cheeseburger and fries

Lobster Roll and Fries.  My bro enjoyed it but looked a little mayo-y for me

Lobster mac and cheese that Amanda seemed to enjoy

Kid sized chicken tenders and fries

Breakfast from Britton's Gourmet Bakery in Wildwood, NJ

My brother picked up delicious donuts/pastries from Britton's.  Technically the first time I ate it was NOT at breakfast, but as I also ate it the next day, I'll pretend that's when I had it.  I can't decide what the best thing I ate was because everything was SO good, even the next day.
All the donuts esp the chocolate glazed were GREAT

The apple fritters on the bottom left are famous.  They were so good, almost like a cinnamon roll/sticky bun but apple.  Ther croissants were also perfectly buttery and flaky with a good amount of chocolate

Dinner from Dark Side of the Moo in Jersey City, NJ

We ordered from Dark Side of the Moo via Fastboy as I've wanted to try their food in awhile and I really felt like meat, surprise surprise.  The food was delicious and well seasoned, but it was pretty expensive and the portions small.  So small I was still hungry after womp womp.  Perhaps if we went to the truck/store in person and didn't have to pay the extra fees, it would be more worth it.
The Moo Moo Platter - 1 kalua pua'a pulled wild boar taco, Half a smoked alligator sausage sandwich, and Mike Bison cheeseburger slider  All were delicious but loved the alligator sausage prob because the only place I feel you can get that is in NOLA

Lamburghini - Ground lamb blended with fresh mint, parsley and garlic. Topped with feta cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, grilled onions, and tzatziki sauce.  Asked for no olives.  Great flavor but  very small

Fig & Goat Cheese Salad with mixed lettuce, walnuts and honey balsamic vinaigrette.  Light and sweet.  Their homemade honey is delish

Dinner at Miso Ramen in Jersey City, NJ

Dan and I felt like ramen but didn't want to wait a long time, or pay an arm and leg, so we decided to go to Miso Ramen.  Whenever we got we never have to wait, and are in and out within less than an hour, with plenty of leftovers.  Their buns are great too, and they're BYOB so dinner is always affordable.  Plus you can hear each other, unlike our other go-to ramen spot.
Fried salmon buns. LOVED

Kalbi Ramen - Kalbi beef, sesame, chilli pepper spice, menma (bamboo shoots) mushroom, scallions, black garlic oil, nitamago (soft-boiled seasoned egg).  Not too spicy and great beef flavor

Chicken and veggies for Dan's ramen

Sliced chicken, sesame, menma (bamboo shoots) mushroom, scallions, black garlic oil, nitamago (soft-boiled seasoned egg).  So comforting and delicious.  I think I actually liked Dan's ramen more than mine :-O

Dinner at Talde in Jersey City, NJ

Dan and I went to Talde for a delicious quick dinner.  We ordered some new dishes and were very pleasantly surprised by how delicious and fresh everything tasted. My fav was actually the salad, which is not usually what I would say.  The banana blossoms were so refreshing and light yet super flavorful.
Banana Blossom salad with crispy tempura style calamari, nuoc man and bean sprouts

#6 Bao - spicy chicken and mayo.  Homage to Wendy's

Everything Roti bread - delicious and crispy with all the seasoning of my fav bagel

Hand pulled noodle with cumin lamb. Great flavored lamb and the noodles also were great, not too chewy
Noodles all mixed up

Monday, October 9, 2017

Lunch at Jezebel Eatery's in Wilmington, VT

Dan and I had a quick lunch at Jezebel's Eatery in Wilmington, VT.  It was off the main street and serving food at the weird time we were eating (around 4pm).  The food was fine but nothing to write home about.
Dan got the Muffaletta - ham, salami, provolone, and olive relish on tuscan white. I think the toppings were fine but it's not a real muffaletta without the proper bread, which this was not

The best grilled cheese with bacon.  That was just the name, not the actual best grilled cheese I've had ha